Doug Pederson blames Eagles’ inconsistencies for Jalen Hurts’ lack of opportunity
Prior to their Week 12 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, news previously emerged that Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts will finally be given the most snaps that he has seen all season long.
The game plan didn’t exactly come to fruition. The former Oklahoma Sooner only tallied a six-yard pass and participated in two snaps throughout the game.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson admitted that his plans for the rookie fail to come together as the team continues to be troubled by their own struggles on the field, as per Delaware News Journal‘s Martin Frank.
Pederson on @SportsRadioWIP, when asked about why no productive plan for Hurts, mentions the negative plays on 1st, 2nd down: “It never really manifested itself … because we kept shooting ourselves in the foot.” #Eagles
— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) December 1, 2020
Another disappointing performance for the Eagles who are continuing to bank on the production of QB1 Carson Wentz. The former North Dakota State product had a tough outing as he struggled to make plays under center.
His passes ultimately failed to find their mark as he inefficiently threw for a 25/45 passing clip for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a pick and was sacked six times all throughout the contest.
The Eagles’ defensive rotation also failed to pick up the slack as they simply had no answers for Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf who came out with a monster performance and generated 177 yards on 10 receptions. Quarterback Russell Wilson is also slowly getting back to his feet and finding his rhythm after his recent struggles in their previous games.
Pederson will fail to see any developments for Hurts with him still riding the pine heading into the latter stages of the season. But with Wentz and his huge contract, it’s hard to see the Eagles fully committing to giving up on Wentz so soon.
Another tough matchup awaits the Philly-based squad as they head to Green Bay to face the Packers in Week 13 proceedings.